COVID-19: Origin, Impact and Management, Part 1

COVID-19 Vaccination Acceptance, Management and Concerns: A Survey-Based Study

Author(s): Saima Arif*, Ayushi Tewari, Tuba Siddiqui and Sumaiyya Khan

Pp: 156-176 (21)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815123883123010011

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact, especially in the last 2 years, and inflicted a grave loss globally. The world came together to devise various protocols and preventive measures to battle this viral outbreak. The chapter explores the various immediate medicinal measures to cure COVID infections. The Government of India initiated the process of vaccine manufacture and distribution among the population. This was met by various hurdles, namely myths, misconceptions, misinformation and concerns regarding the vaccines and the disease itself. This was majorly reported in the rural regions of India where the vaccination was not successful in the desired results; this might have been due to various reasons, such as lack of awareness among the rural population or due to the difficulty faced in the transportation and storage of Corona vaccines. This chapter attempts to shed light on the acceptance of the COVID-19 vaccines by the Indian population and also discusses the same concerning the rural population and proposes plans to expedite the Corona Vaccines to such areas. The Government of India initiated a Co-WIN vaccine delivery management system to encourage people and create awareness to fight against this pandemic by opting for vaccination. An independent survey was conducted that consisted of a questionnaire addressing acceptance, management and concerns about the COVID-19 vaccination. Among 211 respondents, 19.6% (41 respondents) were either doctors or medical professionals. The survey provided insight into vaccine awareness among frontline workers and the general public of India.

Keywords: Coronavirus, COVID-19, India, Medicinal Measures, Misconceptions, Rural, Vaccination, Vaccine Management.

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